Workshops at Mezzacello Urban Farm

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Workshops at Mezzacello Urban Farm

Mezzacello offers summer camp programs, tours, and public speaking events. Mezzacello also offers workshops at Mezzacello Urban Farm. Workshops range from 90 minutes to half-day events around the technology, farming, gardening, sustainability, and energy systems.

Weekday or Weekend Workshop? Kids or Family?

All workshops at Mezzacello Urban Farm are hands on affairs with a deep focus on applied STEM and sustainability. The focus of workshops are to leverage applied STEM skills and experiences and do not include video or products. They are designed to be accessible to both young and adult alike, and many lend themselves to family integration and involvement.


Workshop Stipulations:

Four stipulations to workshops are:

  1. A participant limit of (16) persons for standard workshops
  2. Any workshop involving livestock or compost will require Rubber Boots and Jeans
  3. There can be no open toed shoes or shorts at any workshop, jeans and shoes only
  4. A medical and photo release forms must be included to participate

One Day Workshops

BioEngineering Workshop

BioEngineering Basics

  • Using simple machines, sensors, and innovation
  • There are six simple machines and in this workshop we explore them all and the materials that connect them)
  • Hands on and fun and design challenges to build solutions
  • This is a full-Day Workshop
  • Lunch is not provided
  • Presentation shareout will be a video

Register for This BioEngineering Basics Workshop

May 25, 2024 | 9:00 – 2:00 Presentation at 2:00

Grades 4 – 9

$90 per seat | 10 seats


The birds at the Urban Farm

BioTech in Action

  • Understanding livestock health and wellness
  • Treating, diagnosing, and managing the health of four different species of animals
  • The six main pathologies of captive livestock are explored and treated
  • This is a full-Day Workshop
  • Lunch is not provided
  • Presentation shareout will be a video

Register for this BioTech In Action Workshop

May 26, 2024 | 9:00 – 2:00 Presentation at 2:00

Grades 4 – 9

$90 per seat | 10 seats


Partners Not Pets Workshop

  • Working with livestock on a farm
  • Why livestock is important to the health and sustainability of an urban farm
  • How animals and humans share in the sustainability of the urban farm
  • This workshop includes a discussion of ALL uses of animal products and animal bodies
  • This is a full-Day Workshop
  • Lunch is not provided
  • Presentation shareout will be a video

Register for Partners Not Pets Workshop

June 1, 2024 | 9:00 – 2:00 Presentation at 2:00

Grades 4 – 9

$90 per seat | 10 seats


Physical Electricity Workshop

Physical Electricity Workshop

  • Leveraging the physics and practical use of electricity
  • Understanding electrons, pressure, physics, and math that creates the reality of energy
  • Participants experience WHY electricity is physical
  • Then they put that applied STEM knowledge to work
  • This is a full-Day Workshop
  • Lunch is not provided
  • Presentation shareout will be a video

Register for the Physical Electricity Workshop

June 2, 2024 9:00 – 2:00 Presentation at 2:00

Grades 4 – 9

$90 per seat | 10 seats


Lesson: Nested Levels of Reality

Quantum Effects in Nature

  • Seeing the role of the quantum realm on the farm)
  • Using light and electromagnetic effects to better understand nature
  • Why color, light, magnetism, and chemistry make reality seem more real
  • This is a full-Day Workshop
  • Lunch is not provided
  • Presentation shareout will be a video

Register for Quantum Effects in Nature Workshop

June 8, 2024 9:00 – 2:00 Presentation at 2:00

Grades 4 – 9

This has been a popular request by kids and parents!

$90 per seat | 10 seats


Family Workshops

Family Workshop: Family Matters

Family Matters Workshop

  • How we can observe the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals wisely
  • Working in teams, we will find ways to live sustainably
  • Then we will share what we’ve learned and come up with a plan
  • Bring a lunch! The family share out will be at 2:00
  • Final Share Out can be live or filmed

Apply and Register Today!

June 8, 2024 9:00 – 2:00 Presentation is at 2:00

$90 Family of 4 and Max 3

Children under 6 Free, Extra Child over 6 $20


Family Workshop: Nature's Ninjas

Nature’s Ninjas Workshop

  • How we are all alpha animals and why we need each other
  • How sustainability REQUIRES empathy, compassion, and skills
  • Training Butterflies and Ladybugs to feed on natural resources
  • Training Chickens and Ducks to recognize and seek out pests and destroy them
  • Bring a lunch! The family share out will be at 2:00
  • Final Share Out can be live or filmed

Apply and Register Today!

June 15, 2024 9:00 – 2:00 Presentation at 2:00

$90 Family of 4 and Max 3

Children under 6 Free, Extra Child over 6 $20


The Floor Is Lava Workshop

  • A good system is a system that adapts to what is available and how it is important
  • Learning applied STEM cues and patterns will help any person better understand how we are sustainable
  • Could you and your family create a “Floor Is Lava” system to better understand sustainability?
  • Bring a lunch! The family share out will be at 2:00
  • Final Share Out can be live or filmed

Apply and Register Today

June 22, 2024 9:00 – 2:00 Presentation at 2:00

$90 Family of 4 Max 3

Children under 6 Free, Extra Child over 6 $20


Family Workshop: Climate Effects

Climate Effects Workshop

  • living the lifestyle for sustainability and not just convenience
  • There is a fineline that must be explored when you start a cohesive/sustainable farm or household
  • Why enclosed inter-related ecosystems matter and make a family, farm or community sustainable
  • Bring a lunch! The family share out will be at 2:00
  • Final Share Out can be live or filmed

Apply and Register Today

June 29, 2004 9:00 – 2:00 Presentation at 2:00

$90 Family of 4 Max 3

Children under 6 Free, Extra Child over 6 $20